FORT DRUM-- An MQ-9 assigned to the 174th Fighter Wing takes to the air for the first time at Fort Drum’s Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. Working out of its launch and recovery site at Wheeler-Sack the 174th flew its own MQ-9 Reaper for the first time on Tuesday Oct. 18. The 174th has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to receive permission to fly and just last week was approved for flying. The fighter wing will fly the remotely piloted aircraft in restricted airspace around Fort Drum to train pilots and sensor operators working from Syracuse’s Hancock Field.
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Associated Press -- Tue, 23 Oct 2018 NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission SCOTIA, N.Y. (AP) - An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.
Defense.gov -- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 Flight of the Navigator: What DOD Antarctica Missions Are Like The Air Force's LC-130 Hercules aircraft, known as the Skibird, is the only ski-equipped airplane in the U.S. military, and its peacekeeping missions to Antarctica supporting science exploration... (more)
Times Union -- Fri, 19 Oct 2018 Photos: Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs in Colonie Colors were posted during the Change of Command ceremony at the Division of Military & Naval Affairs Friday Oct. 19, 2018 in Colonie, NY. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul presented the New York... (more)